So if we put it to a vote right now, how would you cast your ballot?

The fight to legalize gambling in the state of Texas continues, while lawmakers on both sides of the issue continue to push their agendas.

Seems kind of strange that we can have a lottery in Texas, but not a casino.

Who Wants Legalized Gambling in Texas?

For over 10 years, State Sen. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) has been pushing for casino gambling in Texas.

According to NBCDFW, Alvarado has been trying to get the issue on the ballot for voters to decide since 2009. She says it would generate money and jobs for the state.

Expanding gambling requires a constitutional amendment, which has to be approved by a majority of Texas voters.

Can You Gamble in Texas?

Texas has some of the strictest gambling laws in the country. Penal Code 47.01 is the statute making gambling illegal throughout the state.

The exceptions are bets on dog and horse racing. Previous efforts to legalize casino gambling in Texas have failed, however there is one casino in the state.

Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino is an Indian gaming casino under federal rather than state jurisdiction.

The casino is located on the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas reservation in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Texas Sports Betting

KTRK reports that one million Texans place illegal sports bets of over $5 billion a year.

The Sports Betting Alliance is a coalition of Texas sports teams, betting platforms, and fans.

They want to legalize and regulate sports betting because "Americans deserve the freedom and safety to enhance the experience of the sports they love," according to their website.

Although many franchise fans may be against making sports betting legal, there is a big push to change current laws in Texas.
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When Could Sports Betting Be Legal in Texas?

The coalition's goal is to have a bill on the ballot in November of 2023.

If voters approve the constitutional amendment statewide, mobile sports gambling could go live in Texas as early as January 1st, 2024.


If Gambling Becomes Legal & You Hit The Jackpot, Would You Buy This House?

Want to see inside the most expensive house for sale in Killeen, Texas? Scroll onward!

Did You Know Texas Is One of the Top 10 Haunted States in the Nation?

Two years ago, the Lone Star State was named the most haunted state in America, according to Forbes magazine.

Texas has moved down on the list from, but we're still in the top 10.

Don't be scared...scroll onward to see which state currently holds the #1 spot for most haunted in the nation.

Test Your Texas: How Many of These Jeopardy! Questions Can You Answer?

Jeopardy! as we know it has been on the air since 1984, but the show got its start way back 1964.

Over the decades, the writers have managed to keep coming up with challenging questions to test the intellectual might of America's best and brightest (and sometimes softball questions for celebrities).

Texas is a place packed with personality, culture, and history, and there've been hundreds of questions/answers about the Lone Star State. Let's take a look at a few recent ones, and keep an eye out because we'll probably add more soon to test your Texas trivia skills and challenge newcomers.

How many of these can you get right without Googling?

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